Equal Partners
by Roland Ezri

Equal Partners by Roland Ezri

Equal Partners

By Roland Ezri

"Women are the backbone of all societies. They do a substantial part of the work, and play a major role in raising the future generation yet they are largely powerless. The decisions that count are made by men and foisted upon women."

Writings by Roland Ezri

The Third Article of Faith – IX. The Lucifer Rebellion

Lucifer is not the “Devil” nor is he a fallen Angel.  Lucifer was a brilliant Lanonandek Son of Nebadon.  He has had experience in many systems and was distinguished for wisdom, sagacity, and efficiency.  When he was commissioned by the Melchizedeks, “…he was designated as one of the one hundred most able and brilliant personalities in more than seven hundred thousand of his kind.”  And yet he rebelled (the Lucifer rebellion was the third one on Nebadon) and sowed havoc in this part of the universe; and in the process caused pain to so many personalities including the inhabitants of our planet.

Lucifer and his first assistant, Satan, had governed Satania for more than five hundred thousand years “…when in their hearts they began to array themselves against the Universal Father and his then viceregent Son, Michael.”

It took several months to corrupt the mind of his brilliant associate, Satan.  However, once converted to the erroneous theories of Lucifer, “…he became a bold and earnest advocate of ‘self-assertion and liberty'”

Why did Lucifer rebel?  Even the Celestial Beings are at a loss to explain his act.  In this beautiful passage from the Book, they give us a glimpse into the mind of the one we call the devil on our planet.

It is very difficult to point out the exact cause or causes which finally culminated in the Lucifer rebellion.  We are certain of only one thing, and that is:  Whatever these first beginnings, they had their origin in Lucifer’s mind.  There must have been a pride of self that nourished itself to the point of self-deception, so that Lucifer for a time really persuaded himself that his contemplation of rebellion was actually for the good of the system, if not of the universe.  By the time his plans had developed to the point of disillusionment, no doubt he had gone too far for his original and mischief-making pride to permit him to stop.  At some point in this experience he became insincere, and evil evolved into deliberate and willful sin.  That this happened is proved by the subsequent conduct of this brilliant executive.  He was long offered opportunity for repentance, but only some of his subordinates ever accepted the proffered mercy.  The Faithful of Days of Edentia, on the request of the Constellation Fathers, in person presented the plan of Michael for the saving of these flagrant rebels, but always was the mercy of the Creator Son rejected and rejected with increasing contempt and disdain.

The Lucifer Manifesto

Lucifer issued a Declaration of Liberty.  He cites three causes for the rebellion.  I am reproducing them here from the Book, albeit in an abridged form (The complete manifesto is included on Paper 53, Pages 603 and 604).

1. The reality of the Universal Father.  Lucifer charged that the Universal Father did not really exist, that physical gravity and space-energy were inherent in the universe, and that the Father was a myth invented by the Paradise Sons to enable them to maintain the rule of the universes in the Father’s name.  He denied that personality was a gift of the Universal Father.

2. The universe government of the Creator Son – Michael.  Lucifer contended that the local systems should be autonomous.  He protested against the right of Michael, the Creator Son, to assume sovereignty of Nebadon in the name of a hypothetical Paradise Father and require all personalities to acknowledge allegiance to this unseen Father.

3. The attack upon the universal plan of ascendant mortal training.  Lucifer maintained that far too much time and energy was expended upon the scheme of so thoroughly training ascending mortals in the principles of universe administration, principles which he alleged were unethical and unsound.  He protested against the agelong program for preparing the mortals of space for some unknown destiny of pure fiction.  With derision he pointed out that the finaliters had encountered a destiny no more glorious than to be returned to humble spheres similar to those of their origins.

And it was with such a Declaration of Liberty that Lucifer launched his orgy of darkness and death.

Thirty-seven Planetary Princes (including Caligastia on Urantia) joined the rebellion.  However, in the case of Panoptia, the people did not follow their Planetary Prince;  not a single soul on that strife-torn world enlisted under the Lucifer banner.  The Melchizedeks and a young woman of that mortal realm, Ellanora, played a key role in thwarting the rebellion.

Two years after the rebellion, a new Sovereign, Lanaforge, was appointed to replace Lucifer. 

Since the fall of the thirty-seven, Lucifer, in the span of two hundred thousand years, has been unable to deceive another world.

The Uversa tribunals have not yet adjudicated the case of Gabriel vs Lucifer.  The sentence for all the Personalities involved is expected to be annihilation.

It takes a long time (at least to a mortal mind) to decide this case; “…but such a decree will, no doubt, be forthcoming in the fullness of time.  The first step in the hearing of this case has already been taken.”

In the meantime, the system circuits (including the circuits on our planet) will not be reinstated so long as Lucifer lives.

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